Climate Change Intern – Urban Lab Mesoamerica Hub at UN-Habitat February, 2024

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all


Under the overall supervision of the Urban Lab Mesoamerica Hub Coordinator and the Planning Finance Economy Section, the intern will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide technical expertise and input related to climate change, including for the development of climate vulnerability assessments and the analysis of green and blue infrastructure.
  • Support the development of analysis, collection, interpretation and representation of climate and environmental data and spatial analysis.
  • Support producing desk and field research on topics related to climate adaptation and mitigation, naturebased solutions, sustainable housing, energy efficiency, circular economy, and urban planning.
  • Support work on climate resilience under the Flagship Programme Inclusive Communities, Thriving Cities and the integration of climate action components into the Our City Plans toolbox.
  • Support elaborating project proposals on climate adaptation and mitigation, for vertical climate funds in particular.
  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of participatory processes in the scope of urban planning and climate change (e.g., workshops, trainings and presentations).
  • Support normative work and drafting of reports, including the development of climaterelated plans, solutions, strategies, recommendations, actions and projects to support UNHabitat interventions at national and local level, in alignment with international frameworks, such as the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted

Qualifications/special skills

Applicants must at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher),
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent),
  • Have graduated with Bachelor’s degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Preferred areas of study: Studies in Geography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Climate Change Sciences, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, or related field.
  • Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required.
  • Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. Programme.
  • Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application.
  • Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage. Studies in Geography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Climate Change Sciences, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, or related field.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship position, fluency in oral and written English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

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